The American Brussels Griffon Association proudly supports the AKC National Owner-Handler Series and it’s member participants.

The AKC National Owner-Handled Series celebrates the dedication and enthusiasm of owner-handler exhibitors and allows them to compete head-to-head against one another in the conformation ring.

The top-ranked dogs from the AKC National Owner-Handled Series are posted on the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Points Ranking page. Rankings of the dogs competing in the Series are compiled based on the Best of Breed, Group, and Best in Show placements in this specific Series competition (See Point Schedule).


As part of the AKC’s continuous effort to evaluate and improve the AKC National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) based on feedback from exhibitors, clubs, superintendents, and AKC Executive Field Representatives, the AKC Board of Directors has approved a number of changes to the NOHS effective April 1, 2017. A significant change is the conversion of the current NOHS Best Practices & Policies to NOHS Regulations. Regulations have an advantage of enforceability which will provide consistency and clarity in the execution of the competition.

Please click here to see the latest changes to the National Owner Handler Series.


The end of year competition for the AKC National Owner-Handled Series (Finals) will be held in conjunction with the AKC/Royal Canin show in December. Dogs that finished ranked in the top ten (plus ties) for their breed during the qualifying period will be invited to compete in the competition. Dogs exhibited by professional handlers on the day of the event are not eligible for this competition. Dogs exhibited by current assistants and household members of a professional handler on the day of the event are not eligible to enter this competition.